Sashai Alvarez Jasper

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Chicago, Illinois

Sashai Alvarez Jasper is a proud Chicagoan. Sashai is a descendant of a Puerto-Rican father and a Honduran mother. Sashai speaks Spanish and English fluently and grew up in Humboldt Park. Sashai currently resides in South Shore and is 100 percent certain she is the only Puerto-Rican/Honduran American that lives and has ever lived in South Shore☺. Sashai attended Richard Yates Elementary, Whitney M. Young High School, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (undergrad), and Pace University in New York City (master’s in the science of teaching).

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Posted Nov. 8, 2017

Do Not Close My Daughter’s School

My daughter, Rileigh Jasper, is a first-grader at National Teachers Academy (NTA) in Chicago Public Schools. The school holds the…

By Sashai Alvarez Jasper

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Posted May 13, 2019

It Cost Nearly $250K to Teach My Son to Read. Here’s How to Do Better for Less.

My formerly illiterate fourth-grade son is now an eighth-grader at The Windward School for Children with Dyslexia, where he learned to read. Next year, he…

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Posted May 15, 2019

I Have Stage IV Lung Cancer But I Couldn’t Imagine Not Being in the Classroom

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Posted May 15, 2019

How My Charter School Helped Me Get a Diploma, Job and Start College After Incarceration

I’m 36 years old. For roughly 15 years of my life, I struggled with an addiction to meth. My addiction throughout those years had several…

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